Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Ottawa

Mathematical modeling for connectivity: From structural to functional
indicators for freshwater biota

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship in modelling
fish population dynamics in watersheds. The goal of this research is to
relate structural to functional indicators of connectivity in river
networks. The research is conducted in collaboration with Environment
and Climate Change Canada and other partners. Specifically, it is part
of the “Pathway to Canada Target 1”
(see https://www.conservation2020canada.ca/the-pathway).

The research will use mathematical models, numerical simulation, data
fitting and scenario testing. The position is based at the University
of Ottawa, but the research will be carried out in close collaboration
with researchers from the “Pathway” network. Applicants should have a
PhD in quantitative/theoretical ecology, mathematical biology, or a
related field with strong expertise in modelling, data integration and
simulation, as well as excellent writing and communication skills.

The salary will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate in
the range of $40.000 – $45.000 CDN (including benefits). Some funding
for travel to collaborators and/or workshops and conferences will be
available in addition. The position is expected to start in September
2020. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility
to extend for a second year, based on performance.

Review of applications will begin June 15 and continue until the
position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, their CV,
and at least two names of potential referees. The cover letter should
explain the applicant’s experience related to the project. Applications
should be sent to Frithjof Lutscher (flutsche@uottawa.ca). Only
complete applications will be considered. See
http://mysite.science.uottawa.ca/flutsche/ for more information about
Prof Lutscher’s lab.

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